Sleepy little Point Roberts, Washington, is a most appealing resort community in the Vancouver, BC area— and probably its best kept secret! It captures the spirit of an earlier time, one of friendliness, open spaces, fresh air and good old-fashioned fun.
Just five square miles in size, “the Point,” as locals call it, is a peninsula that is attached to the Canadian mainland on the Georgia Strait with spectacular views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands . Surrounded on three sides by water, Point Roberts is rimmed with beaches and offers miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails, a marina, an 18-hole golf course, a variety of dining and shopping choices, and four county parks. The nature population includes eagles, orca whales, seabirds, deer and other wildlife. Conveniently located just 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver and ten minutes from the ferry to Vancouver Island/Victoria and Nanaimo. In the winter months, skiing is less than an hour away, and Whistler is two hours.
Getting to the Point is easy. Visitors and locals utilize Vancouver International Airport (YVR – 30 minutes) and Bellingham International (BLI –about an hour, depending on the border traffic). There is a local airstrip, which is serviced from Bellingham. We do have an international border to cross to enter Point Roberts, so passports are required. Those who wish to come by sea will find the marina has slips for visitors, and US Customs will come to the dock to clear international visitors.